Meet the Ambassadors

We invite you to meet the Ambassadors at The Welsh Padel Centre.


Name About
Jane Carpanini
Jane Carpanini
After a padel taster while on holiday in Portugal, Jane has been playing at The Welsh Padel Centre since it opened in January 2022.

Jane is very active on the informal social committee organising evening and weekend themed events and is the driving force behind the regular 'Fruity Friday' sessions.

Jane says: "Padel has given me the opportunity to unwind with friends and learn a new sport. Having a good work life balance is often a challenge when you work fulltime as I do. But the flexibility of the booking system and opening hours of the courts has allowed me and others to get the balance right".
Paul Jenkins
Paul Jenkins
Paul lived in Spain and been playing for over 15 years and is one of the coaches at the centre. His very sensible approach is that "padel is meant to be enjoyed, don't get stressed whatever the score. It's all about playing with friends & acquaintances irrespective of ability".

Paul is more or less a constant at the centre and organises the Tuesday and Thursday daytime 'Grumpies' sessions and is constantly arranging games for members. If you want to get involved in regular games and meet other players, Paul is your 'go to' man.

At 72 years of age, Paul is a true example that you are never too old to be active.
Hywel Lewis
Hywel Lewis
Hywel is one of our regular team players competing in the local inter club leagues and is regularly seen opening a new can of balls before a game. You'll recognise him by the sheer number of rackets he carries around.

Hywel is the driving force behind the regular coaching sessions at the club run by Tennis Wales.

As a native welsh speaker Hywel is always ready to welcome new and seasoned players on court. ‘Creoso I pawb!’
Rich Minor
Rich Minor
Rich may be familiar to some a past Chairman of Cwmbran Tennis Club.

Rich has been playing Padel at the WPC since it opened in January 2022 and has helped coordinate and run regular padel sessions on a Monday and Thursday evenings. He currently organises the Thursday evening 'Thursday Knock' which has been successfully running for over a year and generates a high interest from players.

Rich has also captained our Clubs 2nd Team in the iPadel Club League.

He brings a wealth of experience having served as Chairman of Cwmbran Tennis Club and will now be applying that knowledge and experience at The Welsh Padel Centre to help promote, support, and grow Padel at the club and within the broader community.
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The Ambassador programme at The Welsh Padel Centre is designed to recognise those members who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to promote and support the Centre

Ambassadors not only make new members welcome and encourage them to play and improve, but also provide feedback and input to the running of the club.

If you see our Ambassadors around the club please do introduce yourself and say hello.

page created 17th October 2023